"In general, the "market" will not provide the necessary incentives for
sustainable society. Markets reflect only the short-run self interests
individuals and sustainability is about the long run interests of
And expand on it a bit. John speaks of a sustainable society, not
sustainable agriculture. This is exactly what we need to attain a system
of sust. ag. Agriculture will reflect society, as will the "market." We
cannot have a sustainable system of agriculture in an unsustainable
society. That's where our problem lies.
And subsidies are our apology to agriculture.
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